NZLA Dark Perennial Ryegrass seed produces turf with a dark green appearance and forms a dense uniform sward. It’s more active in the warmer months than our standard Perennial Rye. NZLA Dark Perennial Ryegrass can be mowed down to 12mm.
NZLA recommends applying Starter Fertiliser at the time of seeding to give your new lawn the essential nutrients it needs. There’s a huge variation in results from those who use Starter Fertiliser and those who skip it. Your lawn will struggle without the correct nutrients to feed it during establishment. Starter Fertiliser can be reapplied after six weeks if you have some left, alternatively you can then switch to NZLA All Seasons.
Sowing rate of 3-5kg/100m2 | Oversowing rate of 2.5-3.5kg/100m2
What herbicides can I use on my Dark Rye Lawn?
Use NZLA Etho to control some foreign grasses such a Poa and Summer Grass. NZLA Meso to control some broadleaf weeds. Etho and Meso can both be used at seeding as a pre-emergent or as a post emergent once the turf is 4 weeks old and been mowed a couple of times. The best general turf herbicide is Triumph Gold as it controls the most amount of common lawn weeds.